Liam Neeson talks 'Dark Knight Rises' appearance

By Henry Hanks, CNN - With July 20 bringing "The Dark Knight Rises," the final installment in the Christopher Nolan/Christian Bale trilogy of "Batman" films, fans have wondered if Liam Neeson (whose Ra's al Ghul character was killed in "Batman Begins") would make another appearance. noted that the production notes for Neeson's next film, "Wrath of the Titans," included "Dark Knight Rises" as one of his upcoming projects.

CNN recently spoke with Neeson at the press junket for "Wrath of the Titans" to clear this up, and to see what Neeson knows about the film, which has been shrouded in mystery.

"I think so," he said. "I have no idea what the story is about. Nothing. Nothing. Seriously, I'm not sure if I'm still in it. It's a cameo -- let's put it that way -- if it still survives."

As far as Warner Bros., the studio behind both "Wrath" and "Dark Knight Rises," is concerned, Neeson will definitely be in the long-awaited threequel. (Warner Bros. Pictures, is, by the way, owned by Time Warner, which owns CNN.)

Ra's al Ghul, as fans of the "Batman" comics and animated series will tell you, is a villain who discovered something of a fountain of youth, and is over 600 years old.

Did Ra's survive the end of "Batman Begins"? One thing we do know: his daughter Talia will be played by young actress Joey King. Beyond that, we'll find out in July.

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